Former World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler Brian Christopher-real name Brian Lawler-, died Sunday after reportedly hanging himself in a Memphis, Tennessee, jail, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer.
Christopher, the son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, was 46 years old. According to Yahoo Sports, Christopher was placed on life support and surrounded by his family at the time of his death.
“Corrections officers administered CPR until paramedics arrived,” the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. “Lawler was transported to Regional One Medical Center in Memphis where he died Sunday afternoon.”
“WWE is saddened to learn that Brian Christopher Lawler, who is best known in WWE as Too Cool’s Grandmaster Sexay, has passed away,” the WWE said in a statement. “Lawler, who is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, competed during the height of the Attitude Era. WWE extends its condolences to Lawler’s family, friends and fans.”
Christopher was arrested on July 7 for DUI and evading Tennessee police officers. Police said Brian Christopher exhibited erratic behavior and initially refused to stop his car when officers tried to pull him over early on July 7.
When police searched his car, a 12-ounce can of alcohol was reportedly found open in his car’s center console and his bail was set at $40,000. In June, Christopher was arrested for allegedly not having the funds to cover a hotel bill at the Hampton Inn in Memphis, Tennessee, according to TMZ Sports.
TMZ previously reported that Brian Christopher tried to hang himself in his jail cell outside Memphis.